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GSS Biweekly Newsletter Oct 21, 2021


Hi Grads,

The GSS TIMEOUT PHOTO CONTEST-Fall Edition result is out🏆! Big shoutout to all of the participants! Please check out the winners for all the categories on our Facebook and Instagram. Feel free to share those amazing photos with your classmates and friends.

See our most recent Council summary here!

Halloween Costume Party Alert:



After numerous online social events, we finally made it in- person!

Join the GSS and TSSU for a Halloween Costume Party at Convocation mall on Oct 29 Friday, @ 4 pm. Register HERE.

 (⭐Registration suggested but Drop-ins are also welcomed!!!)

Dress up in your best Halloween costume!  Show us your creepy, magical, and otherworldly imaginations, and win the Best Costume for the night.  Come with your friends,  and meet your fellow graduate students, mingle, and celebrate the Halloween spirits together!  Don’t forget to take tons of selfies &  pictures, and tag the GSS and TSSU on our social media.

-Casual snacks and drinks(non-alcohol) will be provided.

-Vaccination status required: Please come to the check-in desk when you arrive

-Registration suggested so we can better prepare the snacks and drinks for you.

Please register HERE by Thursday, Oct 28  by 4 pm

Lastly, HAVE FUN!


GSS Elections: The nomination period for the GSS Director Election is now open, until November 4 at 11:59pm. All currently enrolled graduate students are invited to consider running for one of the five open director positions and should be able to complete their full term (usually 12 months).

To find out more or to fill out a nomination form, please consult the GSS Election page, here:


Here2Talk: Free counseling services for post-secondary students:

Mental health is a high priority, and to ensure students have the supports they need when they need them, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training has relaunched Here2Talk, a mental health campaign that will inform and remind students of available support services and how they can access them. Here2Talk exclusively serves all college and university students and the unique challenges they experience. It allows students to connect with trained counselors for free, 24/7, and on multiple platforms including web, phone, or via the Here2Talk App. Upon request and availability, phone and chat services are also available in multiple languages such as French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Punjabi to accommodate those who prefer to converse in their first language.

Find out more information on their website HERE

SFU Burnaby Community Vibrancy Playbook workshop:

Date and time: Fri, October 22, 2021   3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Please register for the student workshop HERE

Attendees from this session will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of three $50 SFU Bookstore & Spirit Shop Gift Cards.


Join for a two-hour virtual workshop for emerging priorities and generate big ideas for the future of Burnaby Mountain, During this workshop, we will:

-Present the work we have done to date.

-Seek input from students about the draft playbook and gather ideas about community vibrancy for Burnaby Mountain.


About the work:

The SFU Burnaby Community Vibrancy Playbook sets a vision for community vibrancy. This vision is coming together through meaningful engagement with a diversity of stakeholders including students, faculty, staff and residents of UniverCity.

It will create a simple, inspiring roadmap to enhance campus spaces and activities, and continue to make SFU Burnaby an exceptional place to study, work, and live.


Lastly, hope you stay warm because Raincouver is coming!

Cheers, Gloria

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